11 Apr 2019

DeeCon draws talented ten-year-old Drew

He may only be 10-years-old, but one of Dundee’s youngest comic producers is set to become a star attraction at the city’s largest geek gathering next week. Drew Marr, a pupil from Blackness Primary School, first attended DeeCon, the University of Dundee’s annual fundraiser for animation students, when he was just three years old. Seven years on - and several DeeCons later - Drew has become a comic artist in his own right. He published his first comic book series in 2018 and he says it was meeting comic artists such as Sha Nazir, creator of ‘Laptop Guy’, and John Ferguson, of ...

DeeCon draws talented ten-year-old Drew

5 Apr 2019

Craig Levein becomes 250,000th volunteer to join SHARE medical research project

Football manager Craig Levein has become the 250,000th volunteer to join a Scotland-wide effort to help shape the medicines of the future. Mr Levein, manager of Heart of Midlothian and former boss of the Scotland national team, signed up for SHARE (The Scottish Health Research Register) ahead of the Edinburgh derby match with Hibernian on April 6. He was immediately followed by Paul Heckingbottom, his opposite number at rivals Hibernian. SHARE is a unique initiative which aims to make it easier for researchers to identify suitable recruits from Scotland to carry out ground breaking medical research. SHARE ...

Craig Levein becomes 250,000th volunteer to join SHARE medical research project

4 Apr 2019

Professor Blair Grubb appointed Vice-Principal (Education)

The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Blair Grubb as its new Vice-Principal (Education). Professor Grubb will join the University in August. He is currently Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) for the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, a position he has held since March 2015. A highly experienced Life Sciences academic and leader, Professor Grubb worked closely with undergraduates and postgraduates across his Faculty to improve student experience and engagement at Liverpool. Key achievements during this time include leading a team to reinvent the Psycholo...

Professor Blair Grubb appointed Vice-Principal (Education)

4 Apr 2019

OPEC Secretary General to address Dundee Energy Forum

The head of OPEC will make a rare UK address when he appears at a major conference to be hosted by the University of Dundee. Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General of the organisation that represents some of the world’s largest oil producing nations, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s Dundee Energy Forum. The event will focus on the future of international energy cooperation, and Mr Barkindo has accepted the University’s invitation to open the two-day conference on June 10. Professor Peter Cameron, Director of the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Miner...

OPEC Secretary General to address Dundee Energy Forum

3 Apr 2019

Dundee among world’s best for impact on society

The University of Dundee has been rated 20th in the world for its impact in a new global ranking. The Times Higher Education University (THE) Impact Rankings recognise that the role of universities extends beyond research and teaching to a third mission revolving around engagement, knowledge transfer and innovation for societal good. These rankings measure the global higher education sector’s success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dundee was ranked 20th in the inaugural survey. The University was placed 3rd in the world for SDG 12 – Responsible Con...

Dundee among world’s best for impact on society